Western Digital Elements 1.5TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive - WDBAAU0015HBK-NESN
A decent backup drive4/27/2013
It's USB 2, so not all that quick, and the internal drive is almost certainly 5400rpm, so not all that quick. Perfect for overnight backups. Lots of storage space for regular users (digital photographers will run out pretty quickly), but this is a decent backup drive. I like Western Digital and have bought their drives for years.
Drive is great, had to purchase a new cable7/21/2012
This drive performs great, very quiet, easy to use. It did not want to show up when I connected it to my computer, tried different computers, same thing. Finally tried a different cable I bought from best buy and worked perfectly.
Nice usb drive6/6/2012
Love this drive!!! 5 STARS!!!!!!! Awesome hardrive for any computer users needs. It is sleek and slim and takes up no space. Hooks right up to computer and starts working right away. Couldn't have been any easier. Includes all the software right on the hard drive. Just plug and play.
Good Performance, But Multiple Failures4/15/2012
This drive replaced a failed WD MyBook which lasted 5 years. I didn't want the clutter of Smartware, so I opted for the Elements product. It performed as expected but the new Elements drive failed in two months. That could have been just a fluke, but the replacement Elements drive sent under warranty also failed in two months. That time instead of another Elements drive, Western Digital sent me a MyBook drive under warranty and that drive has been running 2 1/2 months now, so hopefully it will be okay. So, based on my experience with the Elements product, I would not feel comfortable buying another one.
Good value for the price.12/27/2010
Seems to work as expected. Just have to see how durable it is. Don't like that it has no on/off switch built in.
Perfect for home multimedia storage! File transfers are suitably fast (actually faster than my older WD 500GB external with Firewire). This unit is not formatted for Mac out of the box though it was easy enough to format with included instructions. Overall, I'm entirely satisfied with this purchase.
Does the job9/18/2010
If you want a giant, inexpensive drive to back up all your stuff, this is it. There is nothing sexy looking or acting about this drive - it is a black block, but it does the job and the price was impressively low for a 1.5T drive. I used it to replace a 1.5T seagate that died in 6 months. I'll never buy seagate again, but I have several WD's and they have never done me wrong. So far this one is living up to expectations.
A+++ External Harddrive8/24/2010
Excellent delivery. Product is an easy plug and play and I was able to transfer 35 GB of data from my tower to in about 15 minutes.